Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:07 PM
ProSense (116,453 posts)
I heard your comments about the president:
We have a president who I think is a nice guy, but he spent too much time at Harvard, perhaps," said Romney."
"Or maybe not enough time working in the real world.
That you spend one more year at Harvard than he did might lead me to question what that says about you.
But that's not where I think we have a bit of a quarrel.
You seem to think that you worked in the real world.
You didn't. You never have.
Finance is not the real world.
Let me tell you about working in the real world.
Working in the real world might mean flipping burgers at a fast-food joint.
Working in the real world might mean that your third job, with no union protections, is changing the bed linens in the hotels that the wealthy like you frequent.
Working in the real world is teaching in an underfunded inner city school, or an impoverished Native American reservation.
Working in the real world is going underground day after day to dig coal while the man running your company tells the supervisors to falsify the safety report.
Working in the real world is driving a long-haul truck not knowing when one is going encounter an unmaintained stretch of highway or perhaps even a bridge that will collapse as you drive across it.
Working in the real world means if you are lucky you have health insurance, but before the Affordable Care Act you could not change jobs because your child or your spouse or even yourself has a medical condition, which would now be considered "pre-existing."
Working in the real world means having to take any job you can get to try to pay the mortgage to keep your family housed.
In the real world we don't spend more than $20,000 for a lobbyist so that we can have a car elevator - many in the real world don't even have a car.
In the real world we don't have dozens of overseas bank accounts, and investments in Iran oil.
In the real world we do not have a wife who says that her husband doesn't even know how many dressage horses she has.
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Dressage is a sport of seven-figure horses and four-figure saddles. The monthly boarding costs are more than most people’s rent. Asked how many dressage horses she owns, Mrs. Romney laughed. “Mitt doesn’t even know the answer to that,” she said. “I’m not going to tell you!”
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